Please join the Carr Center for a screening of the new movie “Trafficked”, based on the award winning book ‘Sex Trafficking’ by Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara, and directed by Will Wallace.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, with time for questions from the audience.
Siddharth Kara, Adjunct Lecturer of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Author of “Sex Trafficking”, Screenwriter & Producer of “Trafficked”
Swanee Hunt, Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Anne Archer, Academy Award-nominated actress, lead of “Trafficked”, activist
Moderator: Sushma Raman, Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Cosponsored with the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 04:00pm
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 07:30pm
Gita Sen, Distinguished Professor & Director, Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity & Social Determinants of Health, Public Health Foundation of India
This series features current research of members and affiliates of Global Health and Population, HSPH. The intent is to both educate and raise the awareness of our community and beyond, about the research activities presently being conducted by faculty, students, researchers and special guests of the department.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 12:30pm
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 01:30pm
S. Nazrul Islam, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Development Policy Analysis Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
Chair: Prithwiraj Choudhury, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Analyzing Bangladesh’s governance problems and drawing insights that will be relevant to other developing countries, this book sharpens our understanding of governance and suggests political and administrative reforms to improve governance and facilitate faster development.
Book sale to follow.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 04:00pm
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 05:30pm
South Asia Without Borders Seminar
Frank Heidemann, Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Chair: Richard Wolf, Professor of Music and South Asian Studies, Harvard University
In puja, a Hindu act of worship, the relationship between devotee and God is transformed and the space between them altered. Using case studies of the Badagas in the Nilgiri hills of South India, this presentation analyzes puja in light of the New Phenomenology and Gernot Böhme’s philosophy of atmosphere.
Atmosphere, according to Böhme, is the quality of a surrounding space, as perceived by all the senses and the felt body (Leib). It is an intersubjective, fluid, dynamic totality: a total social fact. The perceiving persons are co-producers and part of the atmosphere, but they consider it an external, “half thing” (Halbding). Atmospheres create social realities, contextual norms, and have an impact on the emotional state of individuals. Every society has specialists who strategically construct and monitor the process of creating atmospheres. Puja and other activities of priests produce particular religious atmospheres and contribute to a shared emotional state among devotees. In other contexts atmospheres contribute to what Heidemann calls “social proprioception.” He argue for an anthropology of atmosphere that investigates the production and perception of social atmospheres and their ontologies.
Cosponsored with the Department of South Asian Studies
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 04:00pm
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 05:30pm